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The Wheelhouse: Lady Liberty's Promise To Poor Immigrants Gets Trumped

Aug 14, 2019

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is among the state's public officials vowing to fight the Trump administration's latest anti-immigrantion measure. It's one that would broaden the definition of "public charge" and could be used to block green cards or legal citizenship to those deemed impoverished enough to require government assistance.

Meanwhile, immigrant rights groups are protesting the role that judicial marshals at Connecticut courthouses continue to play in the deportation of undocumented residents. 

Today, we look at just how Connecticut is, and is not, opposing the president on these and other immigration battles.

We also take a peek at life on the island off Maine where Gov. Ned Lamont is taking a two-week "working vacation" with his family. Should it matter where the governor goes to get away from the office?

And we jump into the debate over what Connecticut residents should call themselves. Should we be collectively known as Connecticutters, as insisted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual, or something else?

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